Color Block Quilt

I recently completed a color block quilt for my soon to be born third grandchild.  The parents decided not to learn if their newborn would be a girl or boy so they chose the neutral colors of grey and mint for decorating the nursery.  I love this combination of colors and since I had made a grey strip quilt a year ago (see that post here) I actually had some leftover fabric I could use.  The mint fabric I ordered from Carousel Designs where my daughter had picked out this fabric for some of the nursery linens.  You can bet I made sure it was 100% cotton quilting fabric before I ordered it so as not to have the issue I had with my last quilt (read all about that here.)

I cut out all the pieces including the white borders.

Squares

Borders

For some reason I did not take any pictures of piecing this quilt but did get one of the basting process.

Preparing-to-baste

The hand quilting went very quickly since I just quilted “in the ditch” around each of the blocks.  I made the binding out of the mint fabric, sewed it to the quilt on the machine, then hand finished it.  I really like the binding process and I think that is because it just finishes the quilt so nicely.

finish3

Finished1

Baby quilts are so fun to make, they go so quickly and I always think about the sweet little newborn who will be using it.

Comments

  1. Julie Zvacek says:

    It looks great! You do such a nice job. My children & I have baby quilts made by our grandmothers. Such nice keepsakes!

  2. Awesome job Theresa! I can’t believe the baby will be here so soon!!! Exciting…

  3. Love this – amazing colours! I love how you used the mint for the binding.

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